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MBK explains why they trademarked the name 'T-ara' MBK explains why they trademarked the name 'T-ara'
- January 08, 2018

Even if they do form a team under a different name, they will have to pay royalties to the agency if they perform any songs they had released under the name T-ara. MBK dismissed fans' fears that a "second BEAST situation" would emerge. "As a label, we want to protect the "T-ara" label, and we believe that it's right that we can register it as a trademark". (more...)
Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years
- January 08, 2018

Trump warned Democrats while speaking at Camp David: "The wall is going to happen, or we're not going to have DACA ". The Customs and Border Protection document calls for a total of $33 billion in new border spending, including $18 billion for the wall, $5.7 billion for technology gear, $1 billion for road construction and maintenance and $8.5 billion for 5,000 new Border Patrol agents, 2,500 border inspectors and other personnel, the US official said. (more...)
Police Searching For Hartford Inmate Who Escaped From Enfield Facility Police Searching For Hartford Inmate Who Escaped From Enfield Facility
- January 08, 2018

Officials said 25-year-old Jerry Mercado was last seen on Sunday morning at 10:20 a.m. Corrections department officials said around 3:15 p.m., "the facility was placed in lock down after an offender was determined to be unaccounted for during a routine facility count". (more...)
Macedonia's Zaev Sees Name Dispute With Greece Resolved By July Macedonia's Zaev Sees Name Dispute With Greece Resolved By July
- January 08, 2018

Macedonia is the name of a northern province in Greece and Athens is anxious that the use of the same name by the neighboring state could lead to territorial claims. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is due to reopen debate on inviting the country to join the Western military alliance in June. "My optimism is based on what I feel as preparedness from the Greek side through meetings with Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias, but also from the talks I had with Prime Minister Tsipras and as a ... (more...)
Fire breaks out in Mumbai court building Fire breaks out in Mumbai court building
- January 08, 2018

There have been no reports of any casualty so far. The fire was reported noticed first on the third floor of the sessions court. The fire was successfully brought under control by 8.30 am and no causalities were reported. At least four people, including two children died and five were left with serious injuries in a fire that broke out at a building in Mumbai's Marol last week. (more...)
CAT 2017 results declared: 20 candidates get 100 percentile CAT 2017 results declared: 20 candidates get 100 percentile
- January 08, 2018

The CAT scores are used for admission to various management institutes across the country. The exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) on November 26, 2017. "While in CAT 2016 all the top 20 candidates were male and engineers, this year the top 20 list contains two female candidates and three non-engineers", IIM Lucknow said in an email. (more...)
DMK boycotts Governor's speech in Tamil Nadu assembly, Dinakaran seated calmly DMK boycotts Governor's speech in Tamil Nadu assembly, Dinakaran seated calmly
- January 08, 2018

Then DMK working president MK Stalin led party legislators in staging a walkout, closely followed by Congress and Indian Union Muslim League members. The DMK and other opposition parties had earlier asked Purohit's predecessor Rao to order a floor test for the Palaniswamy government and also approached President Ram Nath Kovind with a similar plea. (more...)
Navy Scraps Rs 32000 Crore Minesweeper Project Navy Scraps Rs 32000 Crore Minesweeper Project
- January 08, 2018

Advanced minesweepers are specialised warships that detect, track and destroy underwater mines laid by enemy forces to cut off harbours and wreak havoc on shipping and maritime trade. This is one of the six major projects scrapped by the government due to procedural bottlenecks. These projects were to be carried out in India and were worth over Rs 3.5 lakh crore. (more...)
Former Shiv Sena Corporator Killed By Unidentified Assailants Former Shiv Sena Corporator Killed By Unidentified Assailants
- January 08, 2018

Sawant, who was also an ex-corporator in Mumbai, was attacked at around 10:45pm while he was returning home after meeting a friend. Sawant's brother Subhash Sawant is an assistant police commissioner at the Mumbai Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad. (more...)
Two men in custody after alleged carjacking in northwest Calgary Two men in custody after alleged carjacking in northwest Calgary
- January 08, 2018

Two men approached the driver of a Toyota Tacoma, brandished a handgun and told the man to exit the truck. Police say the suspect then got into the SUV and struck the woman and a nearby building before fleeing the scene. HAWCS was able to located the vehicle a short time later. He says that it's very unusual and remarkable to have three separate carjackings in one day in Calgary. (more...)
Pennsylvania police chief arrested in child sex predator sting
- January 08, 2018

Leechburg, Pennsylvania Police Chief Michael Diebold , who gained national attention after losing part of his arm in a fireworks accident last summer, has been arrested and charged with various sex crimes. " This is all a surprise to me ", Dobos said. Diebold is scheduled to appear in court on January 16 and will plead not guilty, his lawyer tells the Times. (more...)
Missouri woman dies after other vehicle crashes into a bar Missouri woman dies after other vehicle crashes into a bar
- January 08, 2018

Sunday. A 19-year-old Northwest Missouri State University student died early Sunday as a result of injuries she suffered in a vehicle accident at a local business. The GoFundMe page gave an account of the events, saying, "Morgan was out having some fun with her friends when a random drunk driver crashed into the bar she was in". (more...)
Iran Outlaws English Lessons in Primary Schools Iran Outlaws English Lessons in Primary Schools
- January 08, 2018

Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary school classrooms. Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after Islamic leaders warned that early learning of the language opened the way to a Western "cultural invasion". (more...)
Mantashe: ANC Cadres Hurting Zuma By Abusing His Name Mantashe: ANC Cadres Hurting Zuma By Abusing His Name
- January 08, 2018

If Zuma refuses to resign, he would be impeached, according to the report. "Perhaps I am naive, but I am hoping that some sanity will prevail, and the sensible and honourable thing will be done before the 10th", senior ANC member Derek Hanekom, who led a motion to remove Zuma as president in the ANC NEC in November 2016, responded. (more...)
Search for missing Penn student in Southern California Search for missing Penn student in Southern California
- January 08, 2018

The friend told investigators that he used a bathroom in the park at around 11 p.m. and when he came out, Bernstein was no longer there, Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department said, The Los Angeles Times reported. The friend was said to have texted Bernstein, asking where he was and when there was no response, the high-school buddy left. "We have to do everything in our power to try to get this young brilliant man back to us", Bernstein's father said. (more...)
Man dies after being attacked by alleged right-wing activists, CM announces compensation Man dies after being attacked by alleged right-wing activists, CM announces compensation
- January 08, 2018

The Mangaluru police have arrested four people- Sandesh, Dhanush, Srujith and Kishan- all of them history-sheeters, in connection with the case. The BJP has blamed "jehadi forces" for the latest killing and accused the Siddaramaiah government of being "soft" towards them and claimed that, as a result, 22 Hindu activists have been murdered so far, a charge dismissed by the ruling Congress. (more...)
UP govt issues directives on use of loudspeakers at religious, public places UP govt issues directives on use of loudspeakers at religious, public places
- January 08, 2018

The Uttar Pradesh government has banned the unauthorised use of loudspeakers and public address systems at religious and public places across the state. Each area has separate maximum limits for permissible sound levels. All district officials have also been asked to ensure that the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 are followed during all processions and marriage functions. (more...)
Stony Brook family's cruise to Bahamas rocked by winter storm Stony Brook family's cruise to Bahamas rocked by winter storm
- January 08, 2018

A dream vacation around the Bahamas turned into a nightmare for 4000 cruise passengers after a brutal winter storm pummelled their ship. She and Del Ross spoke with the station while they were en route to NY after they said their 4,000 passenger cruise ship sailed right into the storm Tuesday night for two harrowing days in ocean swells up to 30 feet. (more...)
Five employees charred to death after fire breaks out at Bengaluru restaurant Five employees charred to death after fire breaks out at Bengaluru restaurant
- January 08, 2018

The reason for the fire is not yet known and investigation is underway. It took them three-and-a-half hours to completely douse off the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated the note also read. "A boy started screaming outside the bar and I went to see what happened". Fire services were pressed into action. As the employees were locked from the inside they were not able to reach the door. (more...)
Yale psychiatrist briefed members of Congress on Trump's mental fitness Yale psychiatrist briefed members of Congress on Trump's mental fitness
- January 08, 2018

The Congressmen called on the internationally recognised expert on violence to brief them about the President's recent behaviour, reported the Daily News. Legal experts' questions about Trump's fitness for office recently resurfaced when, in a January 2 tweet responding to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's Day address, the president boasted that his nuclear button is "much bigger" than Kim's. (more...)
North Korea says likely to join Olympics in South North Korea says likely to join Olympics in South
- January 08, 2018

In the attacks, which began as early as December 22, emails were "spoofed" to make them appear to come from South Korea's National Counter-Terrorism Center, which was in the process of conducting antiterror drills in the region in preparation for the Games. (more...)
PM Modi to chair high-level police conference in Gwalior PM Modi to chair high-level police conference in Gwalior
- January 08, 2018

An official release said that the "Annual Conference of Director General of Police and Inspector General of Police of states" is an event where top police officers share and discuss security related issues. The discussions will continue tomorrow with Prime Minister addressing the valedictory ceremony of the conference, before departing for Delhi. Last year, the issue of cross-border terrorism was discussed in detail. (more...)
Schumer pushes for fentanyl legislation at airport security Schumer pushes for fentanyl legislation at airport security
- January 08, 2018

Roughly 60 percent of the country's mail passes through JFK's global mail facility and 84 shipments of the drug were detected there past year. "Every day we wait someone is going to die", he said. It does not specify where it should go except to the areas of greatest need. The machines would cost about $20,000 each, he said. "This new law will make sure our ports of entry, field labs and worldwide mail facilities have access to more handheld chemical scanners to test suspicious ... (more...)
Germany, Turkey vow to end spat Germany, Turkey vow to end spat
- January 08, 2018

Bilateral relations strained a year ago after local German governments banned pro-Erdogan rallies ahead of a referendum that expanded the Turkish president's powers. Tens of thousands of people have been detained and purged in Turkey since the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, prompting condemnation by some European Union member states as well as rights groups which accuse the Turkish authorities of using the putsch bid as a pretext to silence opposition. (more...)
Woman dies in Queens fire Woman dies in Queens fire
- January 08, 2018

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. She was identified as Rita Sklar of the 217th Street address. Next-door neighbors tried to warn the residents inside the burning house, shouting, "Fire!" "She didn't make it", said a distraught relative who arrived at the scene. (more...)
Red Square, Bangkok temple among ice festival sculptures in Harbin, China Red Square, Bangkok temple among ice festival sculptures in Harbin, China
- January 08, 2018

The once regional celebration has expanded to attract worldwide visitors, and last year's festival welcomed 18 million visitors and generated about $4.4 billion in tourist revenue, according to the AP. (more...)
Theresa May confirms cabinet reshuffle will take place Theresa May confirms cabinet reshuffle will take place "soon"
- January 08, 2018

Downing Street refused to comment on possible changes on Saturday evening but it is understood that the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson , the chancellor, Philip Hammond , the Brexit secretary, David Davis, and the home secretary, Amber Rudd, would all be continuing in their posts. (more...)
Mahathir to be PM if opposition wins polls Mahathir to be PM if opposition wins polls
- January 08, 2018

Mahathir, who during his 22-year tenure as prime minister earned a reputation of being a no-nonsense authoritarian with little time for dissenters promoting liberal values, stands to become the world's oldest leader if the opposition wins. Malaysia's political landscape has been shaped for almost two decades by a bitter feud between Anwar and Mahathir. Dr Mahathir had sacked Anwar as his deputy in 1998, before going on to vilify the latter for sodomy and corruption up until their recent ... (more...)
Fire Hits Metro Ayala Center in Cebu Fire Hits Metro Ayala Center in Cebu
- January 08, 2018

The Metro Department Store and Ayala Center are located in Cebu Business Park, which is owned by the Cebu Holdings Inc., an affiliate of Ayala Land Inc. "All firetrucks of Cebu City fire station and their volunteers are responding to the fire", Fire Superintendent Vonrad Fernando Dobluis of Bureau of Fire Protection Region-7 said in an interview with dzMM early Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Police arrest man after five cats killed in Northampton Police arrest man after five cats killed in Northampton
- January 08, 2018

However other small animals, such as rabbits and foxes, have also been found dead and mutilated across the country. The incident occurred only a few days after their other cat was found dead in the Kingsley area after being set on fire. In a statement it said: 'The fear is the real killer will be infuriated by the reports and will want to prove he is still at large, and will taunt his pursuers by embarking on a new orgy of cat slayings to show he's still one step ahead of his hunters'. (more...)

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